New PS Vita firmware adds folders, video playback in browser

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Sony has released a new firmware update for PS Vita that upgrades the system software to version 2.10. The update introduces a few of the features fans have been requesting ever since the handheld launched last February.

PS Vita Folders

These include being able to organise icons on the PS Vita’s home screen into folders, and watch supported videos within the browser.

Here’s a breakdown of the main features introduced in firmware v2.10:

  • Create folders to more easily manage your favorite application icons on the home screen, with up to 10 icons in each folder and a maximum of 100 on the home screen (including icons inside the folders)

  • Verify which PS Vita card you are using by looking at the home screen’s info bar. You can also save the layout of your home screen icons in the memory card

  • Added video support allows you to play videos within the browser (memory card required; some videos are not supported)

  • New email enhancements allows you to view HTML messages, add multiple email addresses to your contacts, and easily search your messages using the new search feature

  • PlayStation Plus members will be able to automatically update PlayStation Mobile format software and upload game save data onto online storage using 3G connection

  • New “Mute Automatically” option will mute your PS Vita speakers when your headset is unplugged and pause your music when using the music app.

Another new feature I noticed after updating was an option in the “Power Save Settings” sub-menu called “Use Wi-Fi in Power Save Mode”. Turning this setting off could come in handy when you need to save battery power in Sleep mode.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

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